The Torch - October Issue

The Torch header

Plan to get your flu shot this fall

Flu Shot

The best protection against the flu is to get a flu shot every year before the flu season starts. Since influenza viruses change over time, it is important to get a shot every year.

Flu shot clinics will be held at many state facilities across Indiana. The on-site vaccination clinics are available to state employees and dependents, 6 months of age and older, covered by state employee insurance.

Read more on page 3 >

State of Indiana employees can help INDOT win $10,000 for charity

indot bridge photo
INDOT logo

INDOT’s Grand Valley Boulevard Bridge project in Martinsville has been named one of the nation’s top 12 transportation projects and is competing for the America’s Transportation Awards People’s Choice Award. The honor will be determined by the number of votes received in online voting through Oct. 25. The winner receives a $10,000 prize to donate to a charity of its choice.

Read more on page 6 >

Health department strike teams mobilize amid Delta variant surge

IDOH strike team pic

The Indiana Department of Health has been front and center since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. The response has included health department employees, National Guard members and others who’ve volunteered their time to help inform Hoosiers about the COVID-19 vaccines, test for infection and do their part to help keep their fellow Hoosiers healthy and safe.

Read more on page 7 >

Still time to earn e-gift cards for health assessment and wellness visit

You can still earn gift card rewards just by completing two important health check-ups! Complete a wellness visit to earn a $100 gift card. Complete a health assessment to earn a $25 gift card

Learn more on page 3 >

Active Health logo

Download the complete issue of The Torch

You can download the state employee newsletter from the Indiana State Personnel Department (INSPD) website.

In this issue:

Miss an issue? Archived issues of The Torch are available at

Contact Us

Email the SPD Communications staff if you have any problems viewing the newsletter, subscription questions or if you would like to suggest an article.

The Torch is published monthly by the State Personnel Department